Gaston Ridge

The Gaston Ridge is a gold mine located in Nevada county, California at an elevation of 5,069 feet.

About the MRDS Data:

All mine locations were obtained from the USGS Mineral Resources Data System. The locations and other information in this database have not been verified for accuracy. It should be assumed that all mines are on private property.

Mine Info

Name: Gaston Ridge  

State:  California

County:  Nevada

Elevation: 5,069 Feet (1,545 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Gold

Lat, Long: 39.40083, -120.74056

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Gaston Ridge MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Gaston Ridge
Secondary: Gambrinus & California


Commodity

Primary: Gold
Secondary: Copper
Secondary: Lead


Location

State: California
County: Nevada
District: Eureka


Land Status

Land ownership: National Forest
Note: the land ownership field only identifies whether the area the mine is in is generally on public lands like Forest Service or BLM land or if it is in an area that is generally private property. It does not indicate a claim status and does not necessarily indicate an area is open to prospecting.


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Type: Underground


Ownership

Not available


Production

Year: 1929
Time Period: 1928 - 1929


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: Y
Deposit Size: M


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Pacific Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Cascade-Sierra Mountains
Physiographic Section: Sierra Nevada


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Granite Altered & Silicified. Stoped For Width Of 50 - 75 Ft.


Rocks

Not available


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Gold
Gangue: Quartz


Comments

Comment (Location): UTM ACC. NE 1/4

Comment (Workings): EXTENSIVE WORKINGS, STOPES ETC.

Comment (Geology): AT GRANITE - BLUE CANYON CONTACT SLATE FOOTWALL, GRANITE HANGING WALL.

Comment (Deposit): PATENTED 148.12 ACRES ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT

Comment (Production): ORE VARIES FROM $2 - $50 AU/TON, AVG. $10 AU/TON

Comment (Deposit): VEINS, 2 - 10 FT. THICK GASTON; GAMBRINUS IS 4 - 6 FT. THICK, STRIKES N 20 E, DIPS 70 E. SEVERAL OTHER VEINS ON PROPERTY.


References

Reference (Deposit): LOGAN, C. A., 1941 , MINERAL RESOURCES OF NEVADA COUNTY: CALIFORNIA JOURNAL OF MINES AND GEOLOGY, V. 37 , NO. 3 , PL. 3 .

Reference (Deposit): LOGAN, C. A., 1930 , SACRAMENTO FIELD DIVISION: REPORT XXVI OF THE STATE MINERALOGIST: CALIFORNIA DIVISION OF MINES VOL. 26 , NO. 2 , P. 110 - 113 .

Reference (Deposit): MACBOYLE, E., 1919 , MINES AND MINERAL RESOURCES OF NEVADA COUNTY: CALIFORNIA JOURNAL OF MINES AND GEOLOGY, V. 16 , P. 170 - 173 .

Reference (Production): LOGAN, 1930